March

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

AAA: March Gas Prices Were ‘Pure Madness’ In Chicago

In what will surely come as no surprise, AAA says Chicago area gas prices climbed to new heights in March.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Anti-Violence March

Religious Leaders To March Against Youth Violence

Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week on the Christian calendar, and now, political and religious leaders are using the sacred message to combat youth violence by holding a march.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Hundreds of West Side residents marched through the Austin neighborhood on April 1, 2012, to show their outrage at the deaths of 57 youths from gun violence since the beginning of the school year in Chicago, as well as the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Residents March For Trayvon, Other Violence Victims

The pastor of a West Side church says 57 young lives have been lost to gun violence in Chicago since the beginning of the school year, so he’s calling on his congregation to show their outrage over the loss of innocent lives, including Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

04/01/2012

A boy fishes in Lake Michigan at a family cookout amid record-setting temperatures on March 17, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Broke All Sorts Of Warmth Records In March — Except One

Chicago did not, it turns out, break the record for the warmest day ever in March: 88 degrees, set in 1986.

03/31/2012

About 40 volunteers fanned out Friday night in a bid to stem epidemic violence in some Chicago neighborhoods. (CBS)

Volunteers March To End The Violence

About 40 volunteers — many were parents with their own stories of sorrow — gathered near 65th and Mozart. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

03/30/2012

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Rothstein Files: 4 X-Factors In The 2012 Final Four

If Darius Miller and Doron Lamb find seams and make enough shots from the perimeter, John Calipari should have his team in the National Championship game.

03/29/2012

File photo of a dialysis machine. (credit: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Called In Kentucky, Louisville Fan Fight Between Elderly At Dialysis Center

The bad blood between Kentucky and Louisville fans boiled over this week at a Kentucky dialysis center when one patient couldn’t wait to call a winner.

03/28/2012

John Calipari (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Another Recruiting Coup For Kentucky’s Calipari?

Multiple sources say there is more than a legitimate chance of Kentucky landing the top two prospects in the Class of 2012: 6-foot-10 shot blocker Nerlens Noel and lefty wing Shabazz Muhammad.

03/28/2012

John Calipari (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball, Final Four

A major element in Saturday’s Final Four showdown between Louisville and Kentucky will be the Cardinals’ match up zone.

03/27/2012

Cold And Windy

Chilly Winds Remind Chicago That It’s Still March

The summerlike spell of 80-plus degree days last week might have led you to forget, but it is, in fact, still March.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

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Ohio State Upsets Syracuse, Earns Trip To Final Four

Ohio State beat Syracuse 77-70 on Saturday to advance to the Final Four.

03/26/2012

John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) |  Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals   (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Calipari-Pitino Showdown Highlights The 2012 Final Four

Rick Pitino and John Calipari have met before in the Final Four — it was 16 years ago in 1996 when Pitino was at Kentucky and Calipari was at Umass — but this is different.

03/26/2012

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with his team. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kentucky Beats Baylor 82-70 In South Regional

Top-seeded Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row with a 82-70 blitzing of Baylor, setting up a Bluegrass showdown with rival Louisville in the national semifinals Saturday at New Orleans.

03/25/2012

Rick Pitino celebrates with his team. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Louisville In Final Four With 72-68 Win Over Florida

Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four.

Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run — one capped with an amazing late-game rally that left his old protege wondering what the heck happened.

03/24/2012

A shirt featuring the Baylor University slogan 'Sic 'Em' (Ryan Crowe/CBSDFW)

Baylor, Xavier Seek Spot In South Regional Final

The Bears and Musketeers are building their own impressive resumes heading into their round of 16 matchup Friday night for a spot in Sunday’s South Regional final.

03/23/2012

Syracuse's C.J. Fair goes in for a dunk against Wisconsin in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament on March 22, 2012 in Boston. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Syracuse Survives Gutsy Wisconsin, Moves On To Elite 8

C.J. Fair broke out of a scoring slump with 15 points and top-seeded Syracuse held on for a 64-63 victory over fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals.

03/23/2012

Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts in the second half while taking on the Creighton Bluejays during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer

The Tarheels looked like they were headed straight towards a collision course with Kentucky in the National Championship game, but all of that came to a screeching halt when Kendall Marshall fractured his right wrist.

03/23/2012

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Rothstein Files: Thursday’s Sweet 16 Primer

Jon Rothstein breaks down Thursday’s Sweet 16 games and makes predictions for the four matchups.

03/22/2012

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Michigan State Takes On Louisville In The Sweet Sixteen

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo marches around players much taller than he is, clapping and barking out orders, imploring them to run faster, work harder as they race around the court.

03/22/2012

Angel Rodriguez #13 of the Kansas State Wildcats drives in the second half against Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Defense The Key In Syracuse – Wisconsin Matchup

Defense will be the key when top-seeded Syracuse faces fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the East Regional semifinals on Thursday night. It’s just going to be which style will prevail.

03/22/2012

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